1 hr 45 min

Kara Robinson Chamberlain Voices for Justice

    • True Crime

In 2002, when Kara Robinson Chamberlain was just 15 years old, she was in the front yard of her friend’s home in Columbia, South Carolina when a man approached her. At first, he seemed friendly but then he pulled out a gun, pressed it against her neck, and forced Kara into a storage bin in the back of his vehicle.

Kara was held and assaulted for 18 hours before she escaped. Through the information she was able to provide to law enforcement, they discovered that the man who took her was Richard Evonitz. He wasn’t just a kidnapper and a pedophile; he was a serial killer. Before taking Kara, he’d killed 3 other girls from the state of Virginia- 16-year-old Sofia Silva in 1996, and sisters 15 year old Kristin Lisk and 12 year old Kati Lisk in 1997.

At 15 years old, Kara Robinson Chamberlain not only heroically escaped her captor, but she also helped police catch a serial killer before he could kill again. Her story is nothing short of incredible.

But it’s not my story to tell. So, I invited Kara on the podcast to tell her story in her own words. In addition to discussing what happened back in 2002, Kara and I discuss her experience with the media, how we really feel about the term closure, and ethics in true crime, specifically as it relates to consent in telling stories of survival like Kara’s.

Please take a moment to follow Kara:

https://www.kararobinsonchamberlain.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kararobinsonchamberlain/

https://www.tiktok.com/@kararobinsonchamberlain

https://www.facebook.com/kararobinsonchamberlain

https://www.youtube.com/c/karachamberlain

https://twitter.com/KR_Chamberlain

For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com
 
Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney
 
Join the Patreon family to get instant access to a library of extra content, support
the show, and support these cases https://www.patreon.com/VoicesforJustice
 
Voices for Justice is a podcast that uses adult language and discusses sensitive and
potentially triggering topics including violence, abuse, and murder. This
podcast may not be appropriate for younger audiences. All parties are innocent
until proven guilty in a court of law. Some names have been changed or omitted
per their request or for safety purposes. Listener discretion is advised.
 
The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot
Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used
for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

In 2002, when Kara Robinson Chamberlain was just 15 years old, she was in the front yard of her friend’s home in Columbia, South Carolina when a man approached her. At first, he seemed friendly but then he pulled out a gun, pressed it against her neck, and forced Kara into a storage bin in the back of his vehicle.

Kara was held and assaulted for 18 hours before she escaped. Through the information she was able to provide to law enforcement, they discovered that the man who took her was Richard Evonitz. He wasn’t just a kidnapper and a pedophile; he was a serial killer. Before taking Kara, he’d killed 3 other girls from the state of Virginia- 16-year-old Sofia Silva in 1996, and sisters 15 year old Kristin Lisk and 12 year old Kati Lisk in 1997.

At 15 years old, Kara Robinson Chamberlain not only heroically escaped her captor, but she also helped police catch a serial killer before he could kill again. Her story is nothing short of incredible.

But it’s not my story to tell. So, I invited Kara on the podcast to tell her story in her own words. In addition to discussing what happened back in 2002, Kara and I discuss her experience with the media, how we really feel about the term closure, and ethics in true crime, specifically as it relates to consent in telling stories of survival like Kara’s.

Please take a moment to follow Kara:

https://www.kararobinsonchamberlain.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kararobinsonchamberlain/

https://www.tiktok.com/@kararobinsonchamberlain

https://www.facebook.com/kararobinsonchamberlain

https://www.youtube.com/c/karachamberlain

https://twitter.com/KR_Chamberlain

For more information about the podcast and the cases discussed, visit VoicesforJusticePodcast.com
 
Don't forget to follow me on social media under Voices for Justice Podcast & SarahETurney
 
Join the Patreon family to get instant access to a library of extra content, support
the show, and support these cases https://www.patreon.com/VoicesforJustice
 
Voices for Justice is a podcast that uses adult language and discusses sensitive and
potentially triggering topics including violence, abuse, and murder. This
podcast may not be appropriate for younger audiences. All parties are innocent
until proven guilty in a court of law. Some names have been changed or omitted
per their request or for safety purposes. Listener discretion is advised.
 
The introduction music used in Voices for Justice is Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot
Sessions. Outro music is Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious. The track used
for ad transitions is Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hr 45 min

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